Child Care

Child Care 2017-05-19T05:34:10+00:00


The greatest compliment our YMCA families can give us is referring a friend to one of our outstanding YMCA Child Care Centers.  We are proud to announce our new Refer A Friend Program.  A credit of up to $150* will be applied to your account each time you recommend a friend to either our Freehold or Hightstown-East Windsor Child Care Enrichment Centers.  The credit will be applied after the new enrollee has attended the program for 60 days.

*Some limitations apply.  Please speak to your Child Care Director for complete details.

With so many demands on today’s families and the increased focus on early brain development, families need all the support they can get to nurture the potential of youth. That’s why child care and early learning programs at the Y focus on holistically nurturing child development by providing a safe and healthy place to learn foundational skills, develop healthy, trusting relationships and build self-reliance through the Y values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.


  • Freehold Child Care
    Discover a world of education and enrichment! The Freehold YMCA provides safe and secure child care for infants, toddlers, pre-school & pre-K (Ages 6 weeks to 5 years).
  • Freehold School Age Child Care
    School Age Child Care extends your child's learning day in a fun and meaningful way! With a focus on character development and healthy living, children experience academic, physical and social activities under the supervision of positive, caring role models.
  • Hightstown-East Windsor Child Care
    The Hightstown-East Windsor YMCA's provides Safe & Secure Day Care for Infants, Toddlers, Pre-School & Pre-K (Ages 6 weeks to 5 years), as well as Kindergarten Enrichment, School Age care, and a Kids Day Out program.


Encouraging Healthy Habits

healthy-uA leader in childhood obesity prevention, the Y is committed to keeping kids active. Through a partnership with The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, the Healthy U health & physical activity initiative is incorporated in all YMCA of Western Monmouth County Preschool and School Age programs for youth.

Healthy U is designed to combat childhood obesity by instituting behavioral changes in children using a multi-pronged approach that includes nutrition education, increased physical activity and a family focus. Learn more about the Healthy U program and CATCH (Coordinated Approach To Child Health).